Gloucester Road Primary School

Year 2 Homework

The children are given two pieces of homework every week. They will have a Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling homework which will be handed out every Monday and need to be in by Thursday morning. Also, the children will receive a piece of maths homework. This will be given every Thursday and needs to be in by the following Monday. Maths homework is related to the children’s targets and will help them in their times tables tests each week. 

Reading Journals

After reading each book (or once a week if your child has shorter books), the children need to complete an activity in their reading journal. They need to choose a different activity each week. This enables the children to show they have understood the books they read at home.

Reading in Year 2

Your child will be given a book and a reading diary to bring home. They need to read their book twice with an adult and be able to retell the story before bringing it in to swap for another book. Their reading record needs to be signed by an adult and an adult or the child needs to comment on the book.

Spellings in Year 2

Here is an overview of the Year 2 spellings. Children should also be able to spell the 45 Year 2 Common Exception Words. 

Year 2 Spelling Lists 

Year 1 and 2 Common Exception Words

Online Activities 

Past tense 


Colour mixing 

Oxford Owl 

BBC Science clips 

Great Fire of London game  

Samuel Pepys 

Nouns, Verbs and Adjectives 

World Continents